It was a family commitment for the Higdons to volunteer at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.
Chris Higdon, Susan Higdon, Jack Higdon and Sarah Higdon spent plenty of time at the Pictou County Wellness Centre taking in the events when they weren’t busy with their volunteering.
“It was a fantastic way to use a week’s vacation,” Chris said. “I enjoy watching curling and I enjoy being around curlers.”
He said he also appreciated the opportunities to mix with members of the ice-making crew.
“They were more than happy to share their knowledge,” he said.
Chris and Jack curl, while Susan and Sarah do not.
“I don’t curl but I love to watch it,” Susan said. “When this opportunity came, we all four said yes. It was a great opportunity to spend time together over the week, and it was great.”
Sarah said she was impressed with how the event was organized and received.
“I think it was really cool to see the curling and how such a small community can do this,” she said. “I don’t curl, but they say it would be neat to have a (family) team.”